ifconfig ixgbe3 is showing errors on X4-2 Server (Doc ID 1903759.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

#ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=2001000849 mtu 8232 index 1
  inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
ixgbe0: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
  inet 172.16.10.170 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 172.16.10.255
  groupname ipmp-group
  ether 0:10:e0:3b:2c:c4
ixgbe1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
  inet 0.0.0.0 netmask ff000000 broadcast 0.255.255.255
  groupname ipmp-group
  ether 0:10:e0:3b:2c:c5
usbecm0: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 4
  inet 169.254.182.77 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 169.254.255.255
  ether 2:21:28:57:47:17

#ifconfig ixgbe3 plumb up
ifconfig: SIOCSLIFNAME for ip: ixgbe3: Invalid argument

-bash-3.2$ more netinfo/dladm/dladm_show-dev.out
ixgbe0 link: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
ixgbe1 link: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
usbecm0 link: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full

-bash-3.2$ grep ixgbe etc/path_to_inst
"/pci@0,0/pci8086,e04@2/pci108e,484d@0" 0 "ixgbe"
"/pci@0,0/pci8086,e04@2/pci108e,484d@0,1" 1 "ixgbe"

ixgbe[0] -> /pci@0,0/pci8086,e04@2/pci108e,484d@0
=================================================

| Description | Marketing Partno(s) | Manufacturing Partno(s) |
|-----------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+-------------------------------------|
| 'Onboard Dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet' | N/A | N/A |


ixgbe[1] -> /pci@0,0/pci8086,e04@2/pci108e,484d@0,1
===================================================

| Description | Marketing Partno(s) | Manufacturing Partno(s) |
|-----------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+-------------------------------------|
| 'Onboard Dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet' | N/A | N/A |

##### Onboard Network Interfaces ixgbe0 and ixgbe1 are already plumbed.

##### No PCI cards are found in the explorer

 #ifconfig ixgbe3 plumb up
ifconfig: SIOCSLIFNAME for ip: ixgbe3: Invalid argument

The above ifconfig command is failing as ixgbe3 doesn't exist.



Cause

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